Barbra Streisand performs during Marvin Hamlisch tribute 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
Jewish singing legend Barbra Streisand will hold a concert in Israel for the
first time ever in June, Channel 2 reported on Saturday.
According to the
report, the American singer will perform twice at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa on
June 15 and 16. The actress, singer and director performed at the Oscars last
month for the first time in decades.
During last year’s US presidential
race, Streisand threw her support behind another famous American set to visit
Israel soon, President Barack Obama. In a National Jewish Democratic Council
endorsement video, Streisand defended Obama’s Israel and Iran
“President Obama continues to stand strongly with our ally
Israel and in preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons while implementing
the strictest sanctions ever,” Streisand said in the video.Hilary Leila
Krieger contributed to this report.